I’ve recurrently told American cities to tear down the faregates. BART’s belts-and-suspenders fare enforcement is unnecessary, borne of a panic rather than of any calculation of costs and benefits to the system. But what BART should get rid of is not the ambassadors, but the faregates. The most successful transit city the rough size of […]
Dang, the writing in the most recent edition of Bim Adewunmi’s infrequent-but-excellent email newsletter is a billboard for why you should subscribe immediately: Flu is one of those diseases I am very fortunate to have had maybe only thrice so far — every time I have flu, I think about how every winter, people wrongly […]
If you move your hands down a row, instead of 2020 you get wowo!
Here are all the ones I remembered to log (thanks to Letterboxd for enabling such simple imports/exports): Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; 3.5; December 24, 2019 Suspiria; 4; December 22, 2019 The Ref; 4; December 15, 2019 Marriage Story; 5; December 6, 2019 The Matrix; 4.5; December 2, 2019 In the Tall Grass; 3.5; […]
Last night I had the privilege to DM a kickoff session of D&D with my 11-year-old son and two of his friends. It was incredibly successful and everyone left excitedly bellowing about their characters and what they planned on doing during the next session. For me, the experience was joyful and life-giving—which sounds like, but […]
From Valerie Catrow: “So, what do we do?” The words come out quivering. “Better,” I say, wrapping my arm around his shoulder and steering us forward, towards home. “We try to do better.”
I was on a two-lane road in the left lane heading through an intersection. He was in the right lane turning right. There was no one else on the road, and the light was red. At first he started with a friendly beep, and, then, when I failed to disapparate, he laid on the horn […]
I signed up for the 50-mile version of the Cap2Cap ride this coming May. I also signed my 11yo son up for the same thing? “Training” starts tomorrow! Whatever that means! I’m looking forward to and simultaneously dreading working on sticktoitiveness with him. It’s not either of our strong suits.